Gilmore Cabin and Freedmans Farm at James Madisons Montpelier

Experience the inspiring story of an African-American family becoming citizens and landowners after years of slavery. Gilmore Cabin and Farm is the home of George Gilmore, born a slave at Montpelier about 1810. Gilmore built the cabin in 1872, after his emancipation following the Civil War. Montpelier restoration crews and archaeologists have carefully researched, stabilized and restored the cabin, working closely with descendants of its builder. Gilmore Cabin and Farm is believed to be the first freedman's site in the nation to be preserved and opened to the public to interpret the transition from slavery to freedom in this country. Open Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. Hands-on history programs available for school groups.
Hours: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM